Some People Remain Interested in Fillon’s Programme.
Police raid Fillon’s Paris home as candidate faces more defections
Police raided the Paris home of French conservative presidential candidate François Fillon on Thursday over an alleged fake job scandal, as a senior party colleague warned him that he risked dragging his party “into an abyss”. France 24.
Fillon revealed Wednesday he is set to be charged over allegations he paid his wife and children hundreds of thousands of euros for fake parliamentary jobs, but has vowed to continue in his bid for power.
After searches at his parliamentary office last month, police raided his home in central Paris on Thursday as he visited winegrowers on the campaign trial in southern France.
He was accused by Dominique de Villepin, a fellow former prime minister from his Les Républicains[formerly UMP] party, of driving the right-wing party “into the abyss”.
The list of right of centre MPs calling for Francois Fillon to give up his Presidential bid is growing.
He does retain some fervent backing:
To keep up to date see Libération: LE COMPTEUR DES LÂCHEURS DE FILLON.
Everywhere he goes Fillon faces protests,